Existing customs rules unchanged
Please note! The customs rules that were previously introduced by the UK remain valid. You can read the main points here. All customs rules are laid down in detail in the Border Operating Model of the British government. Make sure you comply with this. In this way, you will avoid cargo being stopped at the British border or already in the Dutch port.
Effective from 1 January 2022
- Entry into the UK via the pre-lodgement and temporary storage model
- Immediate entry into the UK always requires an import declaration
- Mandatory pre-notification of veterinary and phytosanitary cargo in the UK
Effective from 1 January 2021
- Import rules and border controls for a limited group of goods on the controlled list
- Compulsory veterinary or phytosanitary certificate for entry of live animals and ‘high risk’ agricultural goods, such as trees and perennials
New to transport to and from the UK
The Dutch Brexit solution?
Since the introduction of Brexit in 2021, you are required to complete 5 simple steps to ensure smooth transport through the Dutch ports. This applies to both inbound and outbound cargo.
All ferry and shortsea terminals make this chain-wide Get Ready for Brexit approach mandatory. Only correctly pre-notified cargo can enter and leave the terminal. From importer, exporter and forwarder to carrier and driver: everyone has a task to perform for Get Ready for Brexit. Together, we ensure that every transport to and from the United Kingdom always runs smoothly.